6.24.2011

A "major" change.

Recently I've been contemplating what to do about my major at school.

Xavier is a great school, but they literally don't offer any majors I'm interested in. I knew that going in, but i decided to go XU anyways and try to find a major I liked while in school because my mom loved it and really did not like the University of Cincinnati (which is where I wanted to go). I declared English major my freshman year, but I've never really loved it. 


The English major is all about reading and criticizing books, which is great if you're going to be a teacher. Or a literary analysist or something. Which is totally NOT what I want to do.

What I want to do is something like food journalism, non-fiction writing, or something to that nature. At least, that Xavier can offer me. I'd really be into nutritional sciences or pastry/culinary arts, but that's not something Xavier can offer.

So I emailed them today and asked them if they could work with me to establish either a journalism related major (which they don't have, and don't even have CLASSES about it, which is so weird), or something non-fiction writing based (like food/magazine writing). Hopefully they write back soon.

The only reason I started thinking about this again is because I was reading the blog 17 and Baking, which I just discovered today. This girl is only a year younger than me and has exactly the same passions: writing, food, and photography (although you can't tell I love photography because I don't have a nice camera...). An old blog of her's was about how she started out as a journalism magazine, but soon realized it wasn't what she loved and switched to a writing major with a journalism minor (because she wanted to have a column and write for a magazine). Which is kinda where I want to go too. So I'm hoping Xavier will respond with a positive answer.

So that's my random blog of the moment, and I'll leave you with some eye candy...


Crispy Tofu Sticks


Lavender Rosewater Scones

Much love, 


2 comments:

  1. Those crispy tofu sticks look yummy. :) I kind of had an experience like yours at college (wanted to be a music business major, but that didn't exist, so I was able to make it up!). Good luck getting what you want--the only advice I can give you is to get an internship that fits the major you come up with. I'm 5 years into my professional career, and my internship helped me out tremendously.

    On a side note, I get emails from the Vegetarian Resource Group, and thought this excerpt in their most recent email might appeal to you:

    "2) INTERVIEW REQUEST FOR UPCOMING ARTICLE ABOUT BEING VEGAN IN COLLEGE

    Two of our summer interns are working on an article about being a vegan student in college, and they have some questions that they would
    like to ask current students. If you or someone you know is a vegan student in college who is interested in contributing to the article,
    please e-mail Lindsey or Jessica at vrg@vrg.org Thank you so much! "

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  2. That's so awesome! Thanks so much, I emailed them. It looks really cool1 I'll keep you updated about if I get picked!

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